The Second Annual Graduate Student Conference of
The Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

January 9-11, 2009

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

 The Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student conference. The principal aim of the Group's inaugural conference was to provide a forum for critical inquiry and collaborative discussion. Building upon its closing panel, in which we posed the question "what is to be done?", our second annual conference is intended to drive this newly created forum towards a sharper, more systematic understanding of how legal norms and institutions influence - and are, in turn, influenced by - entrenched or emerging political and economic structures.

Panels will be chaired by legal scholars from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Confirmed keynote speakers include Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research, and Jean Cohen, Senior Professor of Political Thought at Columbia University.

We invite papers relating to themes broached in one or more of the seven streams detailed in the Call for Papers available below. While the conference's objective is to facilitate engagement with issues arising from these and related areas of legal scholarship, submissions from graduate students in disciplines other than law are also highly encouraged.

You can also see the Call for Papers (PDF).

Please also visit the conference's website at:

Organizing Committee: Amaya Alvez, Mark Bennett, Irina Ceric, Michael Fakhri, Derek McKee, Umut Özsu, and Kim Stanton.